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February 22, 2005

The Hilton sisters in proper perspective.

Ian Spieglman (who writes the gossip on the New York Post's Page Six) gets it right:

You take the Hilton sisters — you can brush 'em off as a couple of stupid rich bitches, and they might be that, but at the same time, they're like this American tragedy. They have everything. There's no reason why they shouldn't live a great life and do great things, but at the same time, they've had no parental supervision, ever. There's no one around who seems to care what happens to them, and so, every time you look at them, they're falling down. And as much as I dislike rich people, I have sympathy for what's happened to them, because they don't even know what's happened to them. They're just two girls who someone should've looked after, and no one ever did, and no one ever will. They're gonna go through guy after guy that they think could be Daddy. It's not gonna be Daddy. And they're going to abuse maid after maid . . . I mean, what connects me to Page Six is that these are human beings that we're talking about.

My book is about people who should've been watched at some point, somewhere when they were kids. And every day I write about people who someone should've watched, except that they're rich. And that, to me, is not a mitigating circumstance. It doesn't matter to me if you're rich; someone should've looked out for them. Someone should've looked out for Bijou Phillips ... all the kids I write about.

Interview (with saucy language) in full here.

Posted by Dan at February 22, 2005 09:50 PM

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Sounds pretty spot on to me.

And it almost makes me ashamed that I just called Paris Hilton a dog and a whore on my blog, even as a joke.

Luckily, I won't lay awake at night dwelling on it.

Posted by: Joel Caris at February 22, 2005 11:30 PM

I just read that entire interview and am blown away by how spot on he is. I wrote this huge rant about James Frey on my blog, once upon a time, and why that guy PISSES ME OFF ... and it was so cool to see it validated. So much that was interesting there. I'm gonna have to pick up his novel - most definitely.

Posted by: red at February 23, 2005 02:19 PM

at some point the line between calling paris hilton a dog / whore as a public figure who has enthusiastically embraced her status as such and attacking her on a level as a human being that should make us all ashamed has been crossed. it was probably when someone hacked into her PDA and put all her information--and several other people's personal information--online. that's way more fucked up than she'll ever be.

Posted by: beth at February 23, 2005 07:08 PM

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